Sunday, October 7, 2012
With Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13, it's a good time to 'fess up about how diligent you really are in ensuring your family's safety if a fire breaks out.
There are times that smoke detectors are admittedly annoying—when you mistakenly burn food or when the battery is about to die. Sometimes people take the batteries out (and forget to put them back in) rather than listen to the blaring alarm, thus placing their family at risk. And some people still don't use them at all. Smoke detectors can mean the difference between life and death should a fire break out in your home. Fortunately, according to the National Fire Protection Association, about 96 percent of homes have at least one smoke alarm and 75 percent of homes have one that actually works. The association offers some compelling reasons why it is important to make sure your home has a working smoke detector: In observance of Fire …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Fire Prevention Weeks begins in Upper St. Clair Sunday.
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners recognized five Upper St. Clair volunteer firefighters last Monday for their years of service. Chief Steven Moore has served the township for 30 years and Michael Thomas for 15 years. Also honored, but unable to attend, were David Ickes with 20 years, Matthew Romah with 10 years, and Anthony Messina with 10 years. Messina is currently serving the country in Iraq. Moore said it's difficult to keep volunteers for more than five years. He asked the public to give the volunteer firefighters a handshake and pat on the back when you see them around town. "They work 365 days a year, seven days a week and 24 hours a day to get the job done," he said. Commissioner Nick Seitanakis presented the certificates…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Thursday, Oct. 13.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Remembering Lower Burrell Officer Derek Kotecki Verona Moose Lodge Demolished After Fire Tri-Community Upgrade Plan Outlined B-W School Board Selects Randal Lutz as New Superintendent Get Ready to Crawl Gallery: Jaws of Life Demo and More at Fire Department Open House